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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 4, 2019 10:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Just you wait...

I always remember trying to talk myself into believing THIS would be the tour that saw him return to form. Surely, he must be able flick the switch again as he seemed to do in '90. I grabbed on to any bit of news that gave me hope he was coming back.<BR> <BR>Hey, look, he lost some weight! Now he'll be on! <BR><BR>Damn, maybe next tour. <BR><BR>What, he got married? OK, I'm sure he'll be a raging beast again! <BR><BR>Damn, maybe next tour. <BR><BR>He's checked himself into rehab? Yes! Now he'll clean up and be on a mission to be the Jerry of old!<BR><BR>(while sitting in the drive through) Oh, yes, I'd like a nacho supreme and a chicken burrito...<BR>What's that on the radio? Jerry's dead? Shit.<BR><BR>This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2019-06-04 17:26:27

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Jun 4, 2019 12:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just you wait...

My two cents says I believe if he had not been in rehab , he would not have died when he did.<BR>Sometimes you break things trying to fix them.<BR><BR>No basis just an opinion

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 4, 2019 1:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just you wait...

Anything is possible. Years of crappy diet, lifestyle and the physical toll drying out takes on the body, it is certainly possible that rehab could have killed him, it has happened before. But it's also possible he heart was about to explode regardless.<BR><BR>This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2019-06-04 20:02:47

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jun 4, 2019 4:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just you wait...

What a subject. :( I'm sort of glad he passed in private. On stage would have been totally mortifying.

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Jun 4, 2019 10:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just you wait...

On a lighter note he laughingly says he plays for his life<BR>I used to love Gene Sarazen on Shell's Wonderful World of Golf and his happy sing song voice. Jerry sounds like that.<BR><BR><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=103&amp" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=103&amp</a>;v=grQ8f5oOcY4<BR><BR>and around 1:40 his words are prescient and knowing <BR>from <BR>I didn't have the freedom to quit<BR> on<BR><BR><BR><BR>This post was modified by Vermoontains on 2019-06-05 05:12:58

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 5, 2019 6:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just you wait...

Agreed. Pretty sure the same small groups of folks who'd cheer just about anything during a show (feedback...tuning...Donna) would start screaming "Yeah, Jerry! Down on the rug! Woo-hoo!!!! Darkstar!!!!". <BR><BR>That I'm glad we missed.

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Poster: turnphilup Date: Jun 6, 2019 8:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just you wait...(Col. Bruce)

Exactly how the Colonel expired on stage at the Fox in Atlanta. Most folks assumed it was just part of his stage antics, cause if fit in as something he would do. Took a minute or two for folks to realize it was not an act. Knowing the Colonel, he could not have imagined a better way of going out! <BR><BR>Speaking of cheering at inappropriate times during shows, I remember really enjoying drums and space in those final years. I would not exactly cheer, but loved dancing to the tribal and improvised sounds that would occur during them. It seemed at the time as the only time they were not just mailing it in, and actually tried to find the sound they had obviously lost after Brent died and then Bruce left. Peace

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 6, 2019 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just you wait...(Col. Bruce)

Interesting point about drums. Never really looked at it that way, but you've got me thinking and I think you've got a valid point. "Not just mailing it in". That fits nicely.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Jun 6, 2019 12:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just you wait...(Col. Bruce)

and the wookies rejoiced...<BR><BR>R.I.P ~ Peter Mayhew

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 7, 2019 6:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: I Got Those Morbid Curiosity Blues

Ahh, speaking of old hairy dead guys...<BR><BR><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_entertainers_who_died_during_a_performance" target="_blank">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_entertainers_who_died_during_a_performance</a><BR><BR>Forgot Sib Hashian also kicked it on stage. <BR><BR>OK, maybe bad drummer puns at the expense of those who have passed is a bit over the line.<BR><BR>This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2019-06-07 13:16:19